Tanya Doherty

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Operational effectiveness of guidelines on complete breast-feeding cessation to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV: results from a prospective observational cohort study at routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission sites, South Africa
    Ameena E Goga
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:521-8. 2009
  2. pmc Implications of the new WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding for child survival in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parrow, Cape Town, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 89:62-7. 2011
  3. pmc Effect of home based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa: cluster randomised trial
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Parow, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa
    BMJ 346:f3481. 2013
  4. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
  5. pmc An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Trials 12:236. 2011
  6. pmc Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa
    Lungiswa L Nkonki
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Equity Health 10:13. 2011
  7. pmc The use of mobile phones as a data collection tool: a report from a household survey in South Africa
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:51. 2009
  8. pmc Improving the coverage of the PMTCT programme through a participatory quality improvement intervention in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 9:406. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:296-305. 2010
  10. pmc Client characteristics and acceptability of a home-based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa
    Reshma Naik
    South African Medical Research Council, Francie van Zijl Drive, Parrowvallei, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:824. 2012

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Operational effectiveness of guidelines on complete breast-feeding cessation to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV: results from a prospective observational cohort study at routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission sites, South Africa
    Ameena E Goga
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:521-8. 2009
    ..Until 2006, HIV-positive women who chose to exclusively breast-feed were advised to completely stop breast-feeding by 6 months. We investigated operational feasibility and predictors of complete breast-feeding cessation (CBC)...
  2. pmc Implications of the new WHO guidelines on HIV and infant feeding for child survival in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parrow, Cape Town, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 89:62-7. 2011
    ..This paper presents the latest evidence regarding mortality and morbidity associated with feeding practices in the context of HIV and suggests a modification of current policy to prioritize child survival for all South African children...
  3. pmc Effect of home based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa: cluster randomised trial
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Parow, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa
    BMJ 346:f3481. 2013
    ..To assess the effect of home based HIV counselling and testing on the prevalence of HIV testing and reported behavioural changes in a rural subdistrict of South Africa...
  4. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
    ..Early cessation of breastfeeding has been found to have negative effects on child morbidity and survival in several studies in Africa. This paper reports on determinants of early breastfeeding cessation among women in South Africa...
  5. pmc An effectiveness study of an integrated, community-based package for maternal, newborn, child and HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa
    Trials 12:236. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa
    Lungiswa L Nkonki
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Equity Health 10:13. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  7. pmc The use of mobile phones as a data collection tool: a report from a household survey in South Africa
    Mark Tomlinson
    Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9:51. 2009
    ..the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey..
  8. pmc Improving the coverage of the PMTCT programme through a participatory quality improvement intervention in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 9:406. 2009
    ..We report on a data driven participatory quality improvement intervention implemented in a high HIV prevalence district in South Africa...
  9. doi request reprint Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:296-305. 2010
    ..To assess the effect of child health days (CHDs) on coverage of child survival interventions, to document country experiences with CHDs and to identify ways in which CHDs have strengthened or depleted primary health care (PHC) services...
  10. pmc Client characteristics and acceptability of a home-based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa
    Reshma Naik
    South African Medical Research Council, Francie van Zijl Drive, Parrowvallei, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 12:824. 2012
    ..With the aim of informing scale up, this paper discusses client characteristics and acceptability of an HBHCT intervention implemented in rural South Africa...
  11. pmc Knowledge of HIV status prior to a community HIV counseling and testing intervention in a rural district of south Africa: results of a community based survey
    Hanani Tabana
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parrow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 12:73. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to undertake a community survey to determine rates of HCT in a rural area in order to plan a community intervention...
  12. doi request reprint An update on HIV and infant feeding issues in developed and developing countries
    Debra J Jackson
    School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38:219-29. 2009
    ..Current World Health Organization recommendations require individualized counseling to determine the best feeding method for each woman...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of the WHO/UNICEF guidelines on infant feeding for HIV-positive women: results from a prospective cohort study in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Health Systems Research Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa
    AIDS 21:1791-7. 2007
    ..Little is known about the effectiveness of the implementation of these guidelines in developing country settings...
  14. pmc Assessment of the uptake of neonatal and young infant referrals by community health workers to public health facilities in an urban informal settlement, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Duduzile Nsibande
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 491 Ridge Road, Durban, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:47. 2013
    ..This model has not been tested in a peri-urban poor setting in Africa, or in a high HIV context...
  15. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of infant feeding support to HIV-positive women accessing prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Western Cape 7535, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 12:2323-8. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Social circumstances that drive early introduction of formula milk: an exploratory qualitative study in a peri-urban South African community
    Petrida Ijumba
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa International Maternal and Child Health IMCH, Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala, Sweden
    Matern Child Nutr 10:102-11. 2014
    ..These should encourage the involvement of grandmothers and fathers in decision-making about infant feeding so that they can support EBF for optimal child survival. ..
  17. doi request reprint Free formula milk in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme: voices of a peri-urban community in South Africa on policy change
    Petrida Ijumba
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 460 Ridge Road, PO Box 70380, Overport 4067, South Africa E mail
    Health Policy Plan 28:761-8. 2013
    ..On 23 August 2011, the South African National Department of Health adopted promotion of exclusive breastfeeding as the national infant feeding strategy and made a decision to withdraw free formula milk from the PMTCT programme...
  18. pmc Why do families still not receive the child support grant in South Africa? A longitudinal analysis of a cohort of families across South Africa
    Wanga Zembe-Mkabile
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:24. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  19. pmc Infant feeding practices at routine PMTCT sites, South Africa: results of a prospective observational study amongst HIV exposed and unexposed infants - birth to 9 months
    Ameena E Goga
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg and Pretoria, Pretoria Regional Office, 1 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria, Private Bag X385, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    Int Breastfeed J 7:4. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  20. pmc Quality of home-based rapid HIV testing by community lay counsellors in a rural district of South Africa
    Debra Jackson
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 16:18744. 2013
    ..These findings are important given the likely expansion of community and home-based testing models and the shortage of clinically trained professional staff. ..
  21. doi request reprint Costs of promoting exclusive breastfeeding at community level in three sites in South Africa
    Lungiswa Leonora Nkonki
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Division of Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e79784. 2014
    ..Community-based peer support has been shown to be effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates in a variety of settings...
  22. pmc Supervision of community peer counsellors for infant feeding in South Africa: an exploratory qualitative study
    Karen Daniels
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Hum Resour Health 8:6. 2010
    ..Qualitative process evaluations can help fill this gap...